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Tahiti (Papeete) First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Tahiti (Papeete)

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First-Time Cruisers

17

17 Tahiti (Papeete) First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


K2Saunders avatar

K2Saunders

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Trip of a lifetime!

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Tahiti and the PG have been a bucket list trip since we got married 18 years ago. Finally decided to go and brought the kids (15 and 13 yo) as the Ambassador of the Environment program was being offered and Jean ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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lschmier

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

What a way to launch the year of our golden jubilees.

To put it in a nutshell before our cruise on Oceania's Marina in the South Pacific, I was vehemently "anti-cruise." No more. At least not a relatively small ship such as the Marina. I'd sail on the Marina again ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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TXTravelingAdventurer

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Very Small Cruise Ship; Terrific Service, Food, Entertainment, and Guest Services

The Paul Gaugin is not what you think of as a traditional cruise ship. It’s much larger than a large sailboat and much smaller than what you usually see in Princess, Disney or other very large cruise ships. The ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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sgoneau

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Trip! Service was great!

This was our first ever cruise but we have stayed at various resorts (all-inclusive and non-all inclusive) and I am basing the experience on those stays. This trip was our honeymoon in Tahiti and also included ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Harlech1000

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Paul Gaugin and Tahiti

Had to to stay at the Intercontinental Resort Tahiti for two nights which sadly did not live up to the image and 5 star status. Word of advice - if you drink tea and coffee take your own and the alcohol prices are ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Tilted Tillmans

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Heaven on Earth

We arrived in Papeete Thursday night, and began the trip of our life time. Windstar picked us up and took us to the Hotel Les Meridien were we spent the night. The next day after a bountiful breakfast we were taken ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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coastcashier

8 Reviews Written

66 Helpful Votes

What a way to see Tahiti!

We embarked at Papeete. Cruised for 7 days Moorea,Tahaa, Raiatea, Bora Bora two days, and Huahine. This is a magnificant Sailing Yacht. It is by far the best cruise we have done in 22 cruises. We have been on 6 star ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Lenzinger

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Six Star Cruise

We had cabin 813 on the top deck. It came with a butler. The cabin was great,,a king size bed and all the closet space we needed. The veranda was large with sufficient room to have butler delivered breakfast served ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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gchampagne

1 Review Written

Our very high expectations were more than fulfilled

This was our first cruise ever and we initially wanted our destination to be Hawaii. We asked a friend of ours who works as a travel agent if he could suggest a good cruise line. He had heard of Paul Gauguin cruises ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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RaynJen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Experience of a Lifetime

The cruise was incredible. We were able to visit 6 islands plus Tahiti having the opportunity to experience much of the diversity of the Society and Tuamotus(the atolls). I was reluctant to take a cruise as my wife ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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pteet1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise for a First Timer!!

My husband and I have never cruised before as my husband is a kite-boarder and didn't like the idea of being at sea with nothing to do. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law had cruised on the Paul Gauguin two years ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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vjr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful honeymoon!

We did the 7 night Society Islands cruise for our honeymoon in December and it was perfect! We booked a pre-cruise hotel package through Paul Gauguin at the Intercontinental Thalasso in Bora Bora (we actually got ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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Crowboy9

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic first cruise experience

When we told fellow passengers that it was our first cruise many said that we were starting at the top and it was all downhill from there! I say this by way of giving perspective to our comments to follow........we ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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gordon.love3@bigpond.com

2 Reviews Written

This Cruise Should Be On Everyone's Bucket List!!

First I would like to put our review in context, we are seasoned travellers around the world BUT have never been tempted by a cruise before, this was our first cruise. Rather than bore everyone with a day by day ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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sandraann

1 Review Written

The Most Wonderful Vacation Ever!

My husband treated me to this cruise for our 20th anniversary. We travel to Europe and the Caribbean every year. We are not cruise people. This was our first cruise. We chose to take this cruise because it was a ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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seashell123

1 Review Written

No rating

Tahiti 7 Nights

My husband and I took a 7 day cruise on the m/s Paul Gauguin. We truly had an amazing time. This was our first time on a cruise! We took a direct afternoon flight from LAX to Papeete. The flight was fine ...
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Sail Date June 2011


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Rugby_Nut

1 Review Written

Returned from 10 night Society & Tuamotus Islands Cruise.

After a very comfortable flight at the pointy end of the plane from Los Angeles to Papeete on Air Tahiti Nui, we spent 3 nights in the Intercontinental Papeete in a Panorama room overlooking the sand bottomed ...
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Sail Date May 2011


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